MBH partners with art center to present new group exhibition
A new group art exhibition, Figure/Ground, marks the beginning of a collaboration between Meadow Brook Hall and the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens. Opening with a free reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, the exhibition takes a deeper look at the people, places and things represented in works of art.
Select artifacts from Meadow Brook Hall’s extensive collection will be exhibited in the center’s Boll History Gallery, creating an additional layer of Figure/Ground interaction for visitors to the exhibition.
Guest curator and chair of the Art and Art History Department at Oakland University, Andrea Eis, will examine the portrait photography of three generations of Dodge and Wilson family members and how they dealt with issues including the representation of social status, wealth, and family relationships. Original clothing and furniture that has featured prominently in these portraits will be exhibited along side of family photographs that explore two of the region’s most prominent families.
Figure/Ground includes work in all media from artists all over the country including Suzanne Andersen, Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter, Monica Breen, Sarah Buckius, Taurus Burns, Benjamin Duke, Elliott Earls, Ed Fraga, Adrian Hatfield, Melissa Herndon, Mike Hurd, Catherine Peet, Gail Potocki, Clinton Snider, Chris Valle and Graem Whyte.
The exhibit in the Anton Art Center’s Main Galleries will run through Friday, September 24, 2010. The Anton Art Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm. The center is closed on Mondays. The Anton Art Center is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the center at 586-469-8666 or visit theartcenter.org.
The Anton Art Center, the hub for the arts in Macomb County, is located in historic downtown Mount Clemens on the southeast corner of Southbound Gratiot Avenue (M-3) and Macomb Place.
A new group art exhibition, Figure/Ground, marks the beginning of a collaboration between Meadow Brook Hall and the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens.
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